TSSAA D2 Basketball Returns To Cookeville

COOKEVILLE –The TSSAA is pleased to announce that the 2022 TSSAA Division II BlueCross Basketball
State Championships will return to Hooper Eblen Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech University in
Cookeville.  Division II Class AA will play first with semifinals on Thursday, March 3rd and finals on Saturday,
March 5th.  The Division II Class A tournament will take place on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.
Tennessee Tech stepped in as the host in 2021 after county-wide COVID restrictions prevented the
tournament from remaining at Lipscomb University.

Game times and ticket details will be published in January 2022.  As always, the NFHS Network will provide
live video streaming of every game through NFHSnetwork.com and the NFHS Network apps. TSSAA Network
audio coverage and live stats will be available at TSSAAsports.com. Championship games will also be carried
on a statewide network of television stations which will be announced at a later date.


“We are thrilled to welcome TSSAA DII basketball back to Cookeville and the Eblen Center. Last year proved
that our community will produce a stellar product and we appreciate the opportunity to welcome families from across the state to our community.” – Amy New, President & CEO, Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce

“TSSAA has had a long-standing working relationship with Tennessee Tech and the city of Cookeville, and
their efforts to step up at the last minute to pull off the 2021 championships did not go unnoticed. We received
nothing but positive feedback from participating teams and spectators alike, and we are excited to continue to
work with Cookeville as a host of our state championships.” – Emily Crowell, TSSAA Assistant Executive

“The partnerships forged through years of TSSAA action in Cookeville made this event possible. We look
forward to any opportunity to offer student athletes a world-class experience and appreciate TSSAA’s
commitment to Putnam County.” – Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter

“The experience as a student athlete to play at a statewide tournament is one they will never forget. We take
this opportunity seriously and are committed to an outstanding experience for both athletes and their families.”
– Cookeville City Mayor Ricky Shelton

“We welcome any opportunity to show prospective students, student-athletes, families and fans what
Tennessee Tech and Cookeville is all about. From enthusiastic greeters to a first-class venue with LED lighting
and floor projection, we work hard to make the Eblen Center the premier environment for student-athletes and their fans to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.” – TTU Athletic Director Mark Wilson